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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer is briefed by Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Kevin Kinnel, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) air department, on the benefits of the in-deck refueling stations.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 17, 2018) Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer is briefed by Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Kevin Kinnel, from Albany, Georgia, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) air department, on the benefits of the in-deck refueling stations atop Ford's flight deck during a tour of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier. Spencer and James Geurts, the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, visited Ford to see first-hand and hear from Sailors on the progress being made during the ship's post-shakedown availability at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. This image has been altered by blurring badges for security purposes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiana A. Raines/Released)

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